It can be hard for many of us who are accustomed to independence to ask for help. Yet the longing for someone to offer us “mother-care” is a normal and healthy instinct designed to protect us and our babies during a fragile time.
A postpartum doula is trained to offer this unique form of assistance. She is on hand to help in the early days, meeting your questions and concerns with an attentive and sympathetic ear, helping you manage the practical details of everyday life, and encouraging you to trust your instincts as you develop a mothering style that works for you. As a compassionate caregiver, she aims to leave you feeling more positive about your birth experience and more empowered to parent with trust and confidence.
At Mothers Helping Hands, we believe that bringing your baby home is a sacred event. We think that your physical, emotional, and spiritual health – and your relationship with your baby – should come before having to answer the door for visitors or tackle the dishes.
Our postpartum doulas are equipped to competently handle these daily activities for you, allowing you to prioritize nurturing yourself and your little one. We’re also here to help answer any questions you might have about self- or newborn care. Our answers to common questions about your baby’s health and development reflect up-to-date scientific thinking and the guidelines set forth by major health and childbirth organizations, not the latest fad or our own personal biases. As caregivers affiliated with CAPPA, the largest organization of childbirth and perinatal professionals in the world, we are here to encourage you to make intuitive and informed decisions based on your own values. In other words, we encourage you to take what you need from the world of parenting advice, and to leave the rest behind.
In a culture where most of the concern for new mothers dries up after their babies are born, the appearance of a postpartum doula on your doorstep can be a warm and welcome surprise. We are honored to serve you during this precious time, and are committed to helping make your journey into motherhood the joyous and empowering one it deserves to be. We invite you to discover the benefits of qualified postpartum care for yourself.